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Milton Keynes Arts Centre’s New Art, New Ideas

February 2017 | Awarded: £4,600

New Art, New Ideas - a programme of workshops & events delivered by creative sector professionals to MK based students. Students will gain awareness of the role they can play in developing Milton Keynes’ cultural landscape, with particular focus on MK Futures & the city’s bid for European City of Culture.

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MK SNAP 25th Anniversary Celebrations

February 2017 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund a worker to coordinate the 25th Anniversary of MK SNAP, and to mark MK50. The events will pay tribute to the valuable contribution people with learning disabilities have made to our communities, and help to document their often forgotten life experiences and histories.

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East Bletchley Youth Community Group

January 2017 | Awarded: £90

To fund a trip to an MK Dons match for the youth football group. The youth club provides a safe environment for young people aged 11 - 19 on a Wednesday evening from 7 - 9 pm.

MK & District Multiple Sclerosis Branch Summer Tea party

January 2017 | Awarded: £618

To fund a summer tea party to celebrate MK50 and create awareness amongst the MS community of accessibility of MK Parks.

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1st Whitehouse Rainbows

January 2017 | Awarded: £300

To help fund the new Rainbow group that will give girls who are moving into the Whitehouse/Fairfield’s areas an opportunity to join the girl guiding community. They welcome girls from all backgrounds and give them a chance to try new things and experience adventure.

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Ramgarhia Sabha Lunch Club

January 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the costs of the lunch club held every Wednesday. The club offers a place for members to offer their prayers and then enjoy a freshly cooked vegetarian meal. The club gives the members the chance to socialise and keep updated on their local community.

Baba Zorawa Lunch Club

January 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the costs of the lunch club including: hire of hall, cook, food, insurance and disposable tableware. The organisation arranges lunch clubs where they serve vegetarian meals, and also annual outings to ensure that the very elderly or unwell members of the community are cared for.

Mediation MK

January 2017 | Awarded: £1,250

To fund a programme called 'Young Voices' for young people. This programme will allow individuals and/or families of individuals between the ages of 5 to 25, to have equal access to services which will provide and maintain a positive outcome for their lives.

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Stony Stratford Cricket Club

January 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

To fund the purchase of cricket wicket covers, that are essential in combating the British weather which in turn means more games can take place. The project will also include a water removal machine which is needed to remove rainwater from the covers in order for them to be removed.

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Sports Traider

January 2017 | Awarded: £1,500

Funding towards the purchase of two sports wheelchairs suitable for playing tennis. The group are wanting to provide disabled sports wheel chairs for the local community – they are working with Stony Stratford Tennis Club in particular and want to provide wheelchairs for playing tennis.

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Worktree Data base

December 2016 | Awarded: £4,733

To part fund the development of an online database to support the growth of our Career WorkOut programme, which will grow by 50% next year to involve 6,000 students from six schools and 1,600 work guest hours from 400 companies.

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London Lions Sport Foundation

December 2016 | Awarded: £5,000

To fund the provision of free Basketball coaching from the London Lions in order to promote Basketball as a healthy, active lifestyle choice, a positive diversionary activity and as a first step to bringing top level basketball back to Milton Keynes.

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